Frank A. Fecser, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Frank A. Fecser, Ph.D. is the Chief Executive Officer of Positive Education Program (PEP). PEP touches the lives of 2,500 children and their families annually, employs more than 500 professionals, and has an operating budget of over $40 million.
Dr. Fecser is co-founder of the Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) Institute. LSCI is an advanced therapeutic strategy for helping challenging students. He co-produced the LSCI video series and co-wrote the text, Life Space Crisis Intervention: Talking with Students in Conflict. Over 30,000 professionals who work with troubled and troubling children and youth in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and Australia have been certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention.
Dr. Fecser recently co-authored the sixth edition of the classic text, Conflict in the Classroom, and is the author of numerous articles and monographs. He is listed as a national expert with the Washington, D.C. Business Group on Health and the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice. He is on the editorial board of the journal Reclaiming Children and Youth and is a founding member and past president of the American Re-Education Association.
Dr. Fecser is a recipient of the 2003 Hearts of Hope award. The same year, he received the Spirit of Crazy Horse Award, given by Reclaiming Youth International to those who bring courage to the discouraged through their outstanding contributions to children and youth. In 2007 he was awarded the Woodruff Prize for superior work in mental health, and in 2008 was recognized by Pressley Ridge as mental health professional of the year. Dr. Fecser is often an invited speaker at conferences and in 2008 was a keynote speaker at the first European Conference on Conflict Management and Treatment in Education and Care held in Belgium. A graduate of Cleveland State University, Dr. Fecser holds a doctoral degree from Kent State University.